Assist meaning

ə-sĭst
To give aid or support.

Who assisted during the operation?

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To work with as a helper or assistant.
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A helpful action or an act of giving.

The foundation gave a much needed assist to the shelter.

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To assist is defined as to give help.

When you help your neighbor bring in her groceries, this is an example of assist.

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The definition of an assist is something a person may do to be helpful.

An example of an assist is when someone helps another person clean her house.

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To give help or support to, especially as a subordinate or supplement; aid.

The clerk assisted the judge by looking up related precedents. Her breathing was assisted by a respirator.

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To be present, as at a conference.
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The act of giving aid; help.

Cleaned the garage with the assist of a friend.

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The act of a player who throws or deflects a batted ball in such a way that a teammate can make a putout.
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A mechanical device providing aid.
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(archaic) To stand (at a place) or to (an opinion), to attend a theatrical performance.

A great part of the nobility assisted to his opinion.

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To give help to; aid.
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To give help; aid.
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An instance or act of helping.
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The act of a player who passes the ball or puck in such a way that a teammate scores.
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(sports) A statistic used in different sports to quantify the act of helping another player score points or goals; in baseball, an assist is defensive, allowing a teammate to record a putout.

He had two assists in the game.

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To help.
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(sports) To make a pass that leads directly towards scoring.
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In sports, an assist is defined as a play that aids another player or results in another player scoring a goal.

An example of an assist is a block by a basketball player that enables his teammate to score.

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assist at
  • To be present at; attend.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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Origin of assist

  • Middle English assisten from Old French assister from Latin assistere ad- ad- sistere to stand stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French assister, from Latin assistere, both words meaning, "to assist."

    From Wiktionary